milk fat

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Recent Examples on the Web All chocolate is inherently plant-based, as cacao grows on trees, but this pairing keeps it pure without any additional milk or milk products (i.e., whey, casein, milk fat, etc.). Kristy Alpert, Better Homes & Gardens, "Chocolate and Cheese Is the Perfect Salty-Sweet Indulgence," 2 Dec. 2020 Invented in the 1930s, soft serve contains less milk fat and more air than traditional ice cream. Larrisa Beth Turner, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Soft-serve shops dish fun flavors, nostalgia," 4 Sep. 2020 While compelling evidence on the benefits of additives like prebiotics and probiotics is lacking, one exception is milk fat globule membrane (MFGM), a protein present in breastmilk that contains several important biologically active factors. Susan Reslewic Keatley, New York Times, "Formula Feeding: How Much and How Often to Feed Your Baby," 18 Apr. 2020 Milk, cream, sour cream, butter ... working in some kind of milk fat is the best counterpunch. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Staying home and cooking more? Here are 6 tips for home chefs from our food critic," 4 Apr. 2020 Trials of formula supplemented with bovine milk fat globule membranes have shown confusing results. Alice Callahan, Smithsonian, "In Pursuit of a Better Baby Formula," 25 Oct. 2019 These acids are usually associated with fresh milk fat. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Prehistoric baby bottles still have milk residue inside," 25 Sep. 2019 To be sure, a glass of shubat of any type, with its sour tang and mysterious globs of milk fat, can be difficult for the uninitiated to get down. Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, "How Many Humps on a Camel? In Kazakhstan, It’s Complicated," 1 Sep. 2019 Butter set over steady heat separates; left to sizzle, the milk solids toast in the milk fat, turning sweet, creamy butter into rich, nutty brown butter. Leah Eskin, chicagotribune.com, "In debate over butter vs. brown butter, brown butter wins in this lemon bar recipe," 7 June 2018

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1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Milk fat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milk%20fat. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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